The Senate has asked the chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Itse Sagay to go back to the classroom if he is overwhelmed by the National assignment given to him.
The upper chamber said this while reacting to a statement credited to Sagay, stating that the 8th Senate as the worst in the history of Nigeria.
He had described the ongoing constitution amendment by the National Assembly as a hypocritical exercise.
Sagay blasted the senate for rejecting the devolution of powers to states and refusing to ensure 35 per cent affirmative action for women.
However, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Aliyu Sabi-Abdullahi on Saturday said Sagay’s statement was “nonsensical” and could disintegrate the country.
He said, “He (Sagay) is entitled to his opinion. That people can make nonsensical statements is the beauty of democracy but to be totally irresponsible in denigrating state and democratic institutions is definitely unacceptable. He is not speaking as a private citizen, given his position in this government.
“He needs to guard his utterances. He is in a democratically elected government brought about by the electoral victory of our great party made possible by the collective efforts of party members, including members of the Senate and House of Representatives.
“If he does not understand the decorum and values of democracy, let him go back to the classroom; if he is still needed there. His disdain for the National Assembly surely makes him anti-democratic. In the alternative, I challenge him to contest in 2019 or forever remain silent.”